How facelifts make us look younger by just 3 years

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Daily Mail Reporter

Slim pickings: A study has found on average people look just three years younger

Having a facelift makes you look just three years younger – and doesn’t improve your attractiveness, claim doctors.

A unique study found plastic surgery results in a more youthful appearance, but the improvements are remarkably small.

Overall, the number of years ‘saved’ by having a full facelift or other procedures such as eyelid surgery is around three.

The more work that’s done, the younger the look, according to US and Canadian specialists.But they failed to find any significant change in attractiveness ratings afterwards – and in Britain the cost of a clutch of cosmetic surgery procedures could top �10,000.

Dr Joshua Zimm, of the Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute of North Shore-LIJ Health System, New York, who led the latest study, said plastic surgeons often don’t tell prospective patients they will look younger or more attractive because of the lack of objective research.

English: Photo of Mini Facelift Cosmetic Surge...

English: Photo of Mini Facelift Cosmetic Surgery Procedure being Performed by Facial Plastic Surgeon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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